Walks: Art

Walks that feature art (for example, a sculpture or mural)

Looking for a walk that features art (for example, a sculpture or mural)?

Below are all 100 Steps options starting with the newest additions. You can learn about terrain, distance, seating, and more when you choose to view an individual walk.

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Garden of Surging Waves

I can’t confirm it, but I’d venture a guess that the Garden of Surging Waves is the only public venue in Oregon where you are invited to “Bring your paper, crayons and make rubbings over Confucius’ quote!” Tucked amongst aged buildings of colorful brickwork in… 

Azalea Park

“Gardening” for my husband and me consists of identifying a struggling plant, chopping it back to a nub, and letting it have its “do or die” moment.  We live in Oregon, where vegetation thrives, so this brute-force approach to plant care is usually successful. Fortunately… 

Astoria Column

If restricted time allows you to visit only one attraction in Astoria, my hands-down recommendation is the Astoria Column. Our trip to Astoria was in late winter, just days after savage storms rattled windows and peeled loose shingles.  “I was scared,” shared a local resident… 

Donald A. Davis Park

Bearing the name of Newport’s first city manager, Donald A. Davis Park is a bluff-top swatch of grass and cobblestones overlooking popular Nye Beach. More familiarly known as Don, Mr. Davis oversaw the affairs of the then-budding coastal city for nearly three decades. His tenure… 

Depoe Bay Wayside

If you’ve travelled between Newport and Lincoln City, odds are good you’ve stopped at the Depoe Bay wayside. The ocean is right there next to the walkway that runs along Highway 101, with parking tantalizingly close. Who could resist? The weather does its part to… 

Port of Garibaldi

Growing up in central California with a scuba diving dad, to me “garibaldi” has always meant a bright orange pacific coast fish. Although I don’t recall, I may have even seen one of these colorful specimens amongst the kelp forests of Catalina or near one…